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eLetter #684 | November 11, 2016  

Cytori, Genentech to Present Scleroderma Research Trial Information at ACR Meeting

Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. will present data from its STAR Phase 3 clinical trial describing progress, preliminary blinded patient characteristics, and safety of adipose-derived regenerative cells (ADRCs) for treatment of scleroderma hand dysfunction ( at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology on November 15, 2016.

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Genentech, a member of the Roche Group announced that new data from Actemra (tocilizumab) and Rituxan (rituximab) will be presented during the 2016 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and Association for Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) Annual Meeting, November 11-16, Washington, D.C. These data add to the significant body of evidence for Actemra and Rituxan in RA and other serious immune-mediated conditions including GCA, systemic sclerosis (SSc), granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA).

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Meet the Scleroderma Foundation Staff at ACR

Members of the Scleroderma Foundation's National Office will be attending the ACR annual meeting November 11-16, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Please stop by booth No. 1241 in the Exhibit Hall.

Learn more about the ACR annual meeting >>

Simple Workout Routines for People with Chronic Pain

walking.jpgThe Arthritis Foundation provides several different simple workout routines for people living with arthritis and chronic pain. These workouts include stretching, water aerobics, circuit training, weight lifting, and more.

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Video: Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplants

Stem Cell

In this video, Dr. Richard Burt talks about hematopoietic stem cell transplantation as it relates to scleroderma. He also discusses transplantation for autoimmune and immune mediated diseases.

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Giving TuesdayPlease consider a gift to the Scleroderma Foundation on November 29, 2016 in the spirit of #GivingTuesday and help us #FUNDTHECURE!  You can help us continue the vital work of research by making a gift to the Scleroderma Foundation.  

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

#GivingTuesday challenges individuals and communities to make the world a better place through generosity.  The simple act of giving not only helps others, but also fundamentally connects you to the human family and nourishes a generous community spirit. 

Making your gift is easy! Visit or call us at 800-722-HOPE (4673). 

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Disclaimer: The Scleroderma Foundation in no way endorses any drugs, treatments, clinical trials, or studies reported in the eLetter. Information is provided to keep the readers informed. Because the manifestations and severity of scleroderma vary among individuals, personalized medical management is essential. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that all drugs and treatments be discussed with the reader’s physician(s) for proper evaluation and treatment.

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